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From Main Street to side streets, Uptown Greenwood is full of energy and hosts many unique events that continue to make our community a wonderful place to live, work and play.  Uptown Greenwood plays host to an eclectic mix of events all year long. From local music to flowers and BBQ, Uptown Greenwood has something for everyone! 

 

Logo_onlySpringFest - Held each Spring, this event is a celebration of local talent, both musical and artistic.

Uptown LiveUptown Live - This Thursday evening concert series features a mix of local talent and up and coming artisits from every corner of the nation.  A celebration of both music and community, Uptown Live is a time to enjoy good tunes and good friends!

Festival of Flowers Festival of Flowers - In it's 50th year, this Festival has been a Greenwood staple longer than most of us can remember.  The Safari Topiary display on the Uptown Greenwood Square boast a uniqueness like no other. A celebration of Greenwood's rich history in flowers, this event puts the GREEN in Greenwood!

 

Pig2013-TransparentBackgroundSC Festival of Discovery - As you read this sentence, you can almost smell the BBQ in the air!  In it's 17th year, the Festival of Discovery is acclaimed as one of the best BBQ & Blues events in the Southeast!

  

Oktoberfest_Logo (2)Oktoberfest - German food, German beverages and fantastic music.....what's not to love?  Taking place on Oregon Ave., this street festival is the closing concert for our Uptown Live series.  The ambiance of this event is sure to please!

Boo2DrugsBoo Bash - Cornerstone and Uptown Greenwood, partner to encourage kids to say "boo to drugs" at our this annual event that occurs every October.  This event offers plenty of candy for the kiddos and a costume contest for every age!

hohlogoHoliday Open House -  Occurring in early November, shoppers can enjoy sales at their favorite Uptown merchants and kick off their holiday shopping.  Last year, this event boasted a wine walk in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce.

SantaSanta on Main - SANTA!!!! In early December, Santa arrives in Uptown Greenwood just in time for pictures, cookies and milk, crafts , a pajama party, and of course checking his list twice.  This event includes FREE carriage rides and the always popular lighting of the Uptown Christmas Tree by Mayor Welborn Adams.

 

christmasparadelogo2Christmas Parade - Santa also makes his appearance at the annual Greenwood Christmas Parade on Main Street.  Each Parade includes it's own unique theme.  Get your applications in early...this event is one of our most popular!  Note:  The parade is ALWAYS the first Sunday in December. 

 

 Are you interested in hosting a special event in Uptown Greenwood?  Contact our office for assistance 864-942-8448.

South Carolina Festival of Flowers Juried Art Show 2016 - Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony

About: 

This show is a sanctioned event hosted by The Arts Center of Greenwood, each year, in coincidence with the annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers. The show celebrates it's 10th year in our gallery space in 2016 and will be on display June 2nd - July 30th! An open reception will be held on Saturday, June 4th @ 5 - 7 pm with an awards ceremony at 6:00 pm, during the SCFOF 2016 schedule of events! The show will feature contemporary artwork from artists all over South Carolina and portions of the Southeast. 

JUROR:

Paul Yanko - Artist & Visual Arts Instructor, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

Yanko holds a MFA in Painting from Kent State University and a BFA in Illustration/Graphic Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has had extensive teaching experience ranging from foundation studies in 2D design, painting, and drawing to advanced studio course work. Since 1996, he has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University and Oberlin College. A faculty member of Governor's School since 2004, he has participated in solo and group exhibitions on both the national and regional level. His work is in personal and public collections, including the Cleveland Clinic and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Contact: Jennifer A. Smith at (864) 953 -2462 or email jenlovesthearts@gmail.com for information

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